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    DescriptionSince the early Middle Ages, the royal families of Europe have rewarded loyal service with a wide range of Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. Although many ancient Orders have fallen into disuse over time, many European states continue to award Orders for distinguished service and the exquisite badges and decorative objects are studied and collected widely. Expert medal collector Peter Duckers describes the range of European Orders conferred before 1945, some of which stretch back hundreds of years. A brief introduction to a fascinating subject, this is an ideal reference book for anyone interested in collecting these rare and valuable objects.

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    European Orders and Decorations to 1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Duckers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747806707
    ISBN 10: 0747806705

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24260
    DC22: 929
    BIC subject category V2: WCF, 1D
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000, REF013000
    DC22: 929.71094
    LC classification: CR4653 .D83 2008
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 929.814
    Thema V1.0: WCF, NHTG, WQY
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    Publication date
    21 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for thirty-five years and now specializes in awards to the Indian Army. He has written numerous magazine and journal articles about medals and is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.
    Table of contents
    Introduction The Orders Albania Andorra Austria Belgium Bohemia Bulgaria Burgundy Byzantine Empire Courland Croatia Czechoslovakia Denmark Ephemeral or International Orders Estonia Finland France Germany: The German States Germany: The German Empire Germany: The Third Reich Great Britain Greece The Holy Land Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy: The Italian States Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Montenegro The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Prussia Romania The Russian Empire San Marino Serbia Slovakia Sovereign Orders Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics The Vatican Yugoslavia Further Reading Collecting Orders and Decorations Index